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    East Coast Flooding Recedes

    A street sign and home is seen in the floodwaters of the Susquehanna River, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Bloomsburg, Pa. Northern stretches of the swollen Susquehanna River began receding Friday after days of rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded communities from Virginia to New York, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 100,000 people. Some evacuees were allowed back home. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Matt Rourke / AP

    Floodwaters from the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee began to recede along the East Coast after prompting evacuations and school closures during the week. The waters of the Susquehanna River finally started to recede Friday, after prompting the evacuations of about 100,000 people. Parts of Pennsylvania received up to nine inches of rain during the storm, while downpours in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia caused the deaths of three people, and flooding continued through Friday. At least 11 deaths have been blamed on Lee. Floodwaters crested at 38 feet Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., which was below the levee system and less than feared. In Binghamton, N.Y., the mayor said this was the worst storm to hit the region in 60 years.

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